One of the most significant announcements on the E3 Nintendo Direct presentation was the upcoming action-adventure Metroid Dread, the first 2D side-scrolling Metroid game after 19 years. Although plans for the Dread were ready 15 years ago, the developers couldn’t overcome some technical limitations. However, after the successful Samus Returns 2017 game by Nintendo EPD, Metroid’s Yoshio Sakamoto was impressed with how good the game looks, runs without technical difficulties, and decided it was time to make a sequel for the storied franchise finally. Here’s Some 2D Metroid Gameplay In Metroid Dread, you will play a female bounty hunter Samus Aran exploring the planet ZDR.
Did Razer Just Won the VR War? $399 OSVR Hacker Development Kit
Even though E3 opens its doors on June 14th, there are numerous pre-conference activities. Bethesda announced that is bringing the world of Fallout 4 into Virtual Reality and there will be a series of VR experiences and games announced during this ‘media frenzy’ week. Still, what needs to happen for VR is to bring the cost of VR equipment down and one of potential solutions is coming from a company that is starting to challenge Apple with their retail philosophy. Razer is the driving force behind the OSVR, an Open Source Virtual Reality industry initiative. This initiative was one of key reasons why Razer became a unicorn, and
Sony CEO Confirms High-End PlayStation Console for VR
Ever since we revealed the specifications of new PlayStation Neo console, rumors were about when SONY will pull the trigger and introduce the console. Our sources told us that the time of introduction is Tokyo Game Show – scheduled for September 15-17, 2016. As such, we’re afraid that the next week’s E3 will pass with perhaps just a teaser for the new console – or will be the biggest (silent) elephant in the room. In an interview with Financial Times, Andrew House, President and Global Chief Executive Offices at Sony Interactive Entertainment said that the high-end PlayStation 4 “Is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4,
How Hollywood and Razer Are Shaping the Future of VR?
Electronic Entertainment Expo will open its doors from June 14-17 and with all the deliberate and non-deliberate leaks, there will be a significant lack of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality gaming titles. Heads of Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take Two all said openly that they do not believe in VR. Still, they might be in for a nasty surprise as the entertainment industry known as Hollywood is actively looking to upstage the gaming industry and get back on the Entertainment throne. Several (un)related announcements came to the limelight over the past couple of days, and those announcements are what is shaping the future of content and
Look Back: Virtual Reality gets Real at E3 2015
Just a couple of weeks ago, the Electronic Entertainment Expo was hosted in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, and will be held once more on June 14-16, 2016. This annual event, which is better known to followers simply as ‘E3’, is always a hive of activity and usually offers some fascinating insights into the real-time gaming world. This years’ offering was no exception, with game hardware and the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology firmly under the spotlight. While there may have been a strong focus on VR technology at the event, however, there was a strong suggestion that some of the most intriguing
AMD to Go Private, Split into AMD and ATI Again?
Friday evening in the U.S. is typically the ideal time for a media outlet to break a story that could wreak havoc on Wall Street on Monday morning, leaving just the enough time to gather traction and positioning on search engines. Thomson Reuters probably did just that. Hot on the heels of successful APU and GPU announcements, with the launch of its “Carrizo” APU and Radeon 300 graphics cards, as well as breakthrough Fiji graphics processor; AMD’s stock finally started to post healthy gains. After being ‘in the wild’, losing 40% of its value over the past 12 months, falling to levels last seen in
EVE: Valkyrie Shows the Future of Gaming with VR Technology
It is widely regarded that the first 3D games were Wolfenstein 3D, Formula One Grand Prix (or World Circuit) and Descent. Each in its own genre, they introduced first person view into the world of gaming, and in case of Descent, brought six degrees of freedom and caused a lot of sleepless nights. Immersion of these titles brought forward Doom, Gran Turismo, Freespace and many other titles which now make for an industry larger than movie and music industry combined. Fast forward some 21 years (legal drinking age in the U.S.), and we have a new pioneer in the world of immersive gaming. There is little doubt that
Destiny Review: The Fault in Our Stars
Destiny is an expansive, evolving interstellar adventure, but Bungie has yet to tap into the game’s massive potential.
Battlefield Hardline Announced, PS4 Beta Live, PC Signups Now
Leading up to E3, EA had a leak that caused them to prematurely announce Battlefield Hardline with an official trailer. However, today, they officially announced Battlefield Hardline and a full set of trailers, photos, website and even more importantly, a Battlefield Hardline Beta. This Beta is immediately available to PS4 players and will be made available to PC players via a PC Beta signup which is already live. Battlefield Hardline, made by Visceral Games, is EA’s most recent addition to the Battlefield franchise, but is a vast departure from the traditional conventional warfare model. It will feature both a Single Player and a Multiplayer, but
Xi3 Announces They Build NUCs, Too
In a bizarre twist of the company’s product strategy, they have decided to go with Intel and start to sell customized NUCs. That’s right, you can now buy a fully customized NUC (they add the SSD, RAM and OS) from Xi3 Corporation and they’ll send it to you. Don’t mind the fact that almost ANYONE can build a NUC PC by simply following the instructions and essentially requires 10 minutes to build. Or don’t mind the fact that Xi3 has been building NUC competitors for years and wasn’t really getting much traction, so I guess if you can’t beat ’em join ’em? Xi3 was originally